New Zealand 2008 - Kiwis for 3 Weeks

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Queenstown and Deer Heights


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Pictures from our first few days in New Zealand, spent in and around Queenstown.

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Southern tour: Queenstown to Dunedin


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On April 24 we left Queenstown beginning our Southern tour. Driving to the East coast, we visited the Moeraki boulders before heading to Dunedin and the Otago Pennisula.

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Southern tour: Catlins


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The Catlins, found on the Southern tip of the South Island, are known as a natural paradise, famous for bird and wildlife, and stunning coastal scenery.

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Southern tour: Stewart Island


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Stewart Island is largely National park land with an abundance of birdlife and lush rainforest. We spent three days tramping (backpacking) in the bush searching for kiwi.

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Northern tour: Franz Josef


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Our Northern tour began with the Drive from QT to Franz Josef where we did a 3/4 day guided glacier hike.

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Northern tour: West coast


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Continuing up the West coast of the South Island, we stopped at the Punakai (pancake) rocks.

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Northern tour: Abel Tasman


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Next stop was Abel Tasman for some kayaking. A perfect mix of sunny days, cool fall evenings, and awesome tropical-looking scenery.

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Northern tour: Nelson to Kaikoura


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Highly recommended by Sarah and Ramsey, we went for a swim with the dolhins in Kaikoura. How simply amazing to be snorkelling among a pod of 500+ of these creatures!

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Northern tour: Christchurch


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We spent two nights in Christchurch, and had the chance to explore the city. The park had extensive gardens and conservatories.

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Northern tour: Inland from Christchurch back to Queenstown


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From Christchurch we drove inland and back to QT. We were able to stop off at Tekapo and Omarama for more of NZ's natural wonders.

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